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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rixtag, Dec 1, 2000.

  1. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
    Posts: 280

    I am checking all of the wheel bearings on my old eXmark 36(belt drive) and I am needing some help removing the spacer/bushings on the drive wheels. they are making some noise and I want to take advantage of the winter to replace as needed. My parts manual doesn't indicate that they are threaded or held in by anything but they are very stubborn.


  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Just drive them out from the opposite side with a hammer and a punch.
  3. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
    Posts: 280

    THANXS Richard, but have done that and not enough of a lip to be secure, slips and scratches the bore....thanks anyway

  4. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I did what Richard is saying with my bobcat belt drive, only I used a flst head screwdriver instead of a punch.


    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    get a pilot brg puller and snacth it out
  6. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    Have you tried liquid wrench? I had the same prob, and used that after it sits for a while, Tap it on the edge with a fisthead driver mine came right on out. Hope this might help, good luck.
  7. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    You could try heating it with a torch as a last resort.
  8. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
    Posts: 280

    Thanks all for your help. I was able to (with some help) get one out. The bore was scored so I didn't feel bad trashing it to get it out. The other one pressed out ez once the bearing were out of the way. Will be replacing all bearings and bushings. Thanks again everybody!!!


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